LAHS student selected for Indian dance program

Sreoshi Sarkar

Sreoshi Sarkar has been practicing Kathak, a form of classical Indian dance, for nearly 11 years. Those hundreds of hours of training paid off when the Los Altos High School junior was accepted into the Alliance for California Traditional Arts last spring.

“When I found out that I was accepted, I was really surprised because the program is a lot more cautious with younger applicants. I felt really honored,” Sarkar said.

Save the Date: Week of Aug. 15

Sept. 15 and 16

Train Days, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road. Information:

Sept. 16

2018 Corvette Spectacular, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Los Altos. Information:

Community Briefs: Week of Aug. 15

GreenTown, LACI host scavenger hunt

GreenTown Los Altos and Los Altos Community Investments have scheduled a scavenger hunt 4:30 p.m. Saturday on the Downtown Green, the pop-up park on Third Street between Main and State streets in Los Altos.

The hunt is designed for youth ages 5-13. Participants will be divided into five teams, who will receive maps with clues that require visits to various downtown locations. The winning team and all participants will earn prizes.

'Paint the Town II' winners selected

Courtesy of Los Altos History Museum
Will Maller’s “Los Altos Nursery,” above, won first place.

A panel of judges selected five winning entries from more than 50 submissions to the Los Altos History Museum’s “Paint the Town II: Echoes of Our Past” exhibition.

The artists were charged with depicting local historical landmarks. Their art is on display, and available for purchase, at the museum through Oct. 7.

'Unexpected' author among 20 showcased at MV book fair


Mountain View resident Brad Ashmore will promote his debut book, a collection of short stories, at the Local Author Book Fair, scheduled 2-4 p.m. Aug. 25 in the Program Room at the Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St.

The event will feature 20 Bay Area authors representing a range of genres. Authors will have copies of their books available for purchase and signing.

Church, nonprofit group join forces to encourage local changemaking

Courtesy of Lisa Conover
A group of Ashoka fellows gather at Los Altos United Methodist Church. The church has entered into a 10-month partnership with the global nonprofit Ashoka to explore changemaking.

Los Altos United Methodist Church and the global nonprofit Ashoka entered into a 10-month partnership dubbed the Changemaker Initiative, a collaboration designed to explore how faith and social innovation can amplify each other.

As part of the initiative, 26 fellows ranging in age from 11 to 74 were selected to lead projects in areas where they are passionate and driven to make a change. Each project falls in one of four categories: Families, Church, Community and School/Workplace. The Changemaker Fellows will address a broad spectrum of issues, including mental health, foster care, technology addiction, education and employment, gun safety, human trafficking, affordable housing, veterans, homelessness and redefining church in the community.

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